Every day, millions of school children get on buses and safely go to and from elementary, middle and high school. School bus safety is an important issue and many drivers simply don’t understand the rules of the road when it comes to buses. If you’ve ever driven around a school at drop off or pick…

If you have teen drivers, you might be a little worried about him or her driving in the wintry weather ahead. Preparing your teen driver sor winter can be stressful; after all, ice and snow can create hazardous conditions for even the most experienced driver. However, it’s not an impossible task to prepare your teen…

If you have been in a crash, you probably were thankful for your airbag. However, airbag injuries can and do happen. While airbags help keep most motorists safe and prevent injuries in a crash, airbag injuries can leave motorists with broken bones, burns and more. While they are rare, airbag injures can be debilitating. So,…

Motorcycle crashes happen and the results can be catastrophic. Even the most experienced and skilled motorcyclist can be involved in a crash. If you or a loved one rides a motorcycle in Ohio, you might be wondering what damages you can recover in the event of an accident that results in an injury or death….

If you have a teen driver, you might have already talked about safety and other issues surrounding the privilege of having a license. However, this is something that needs to be an ongoing conversation Teen drivers don’t always listen the first (or second, or third) time, so here are three conversations to have now and then…

There’s something about the open road on a motorcycle. The wind, the freedom, the power. But there’s something else that’s important to think about: Motorcycle safety. While Ohio law doesn’t mandate helmets for those over the age of 18, the legal experts at the Schottenstein Law Offices often see the aftermath of motorcycle crashes. The…

If you are in the market for a new car, congratulations! It’s an exciting time. If you haven’t purchased a new vehicle in a while, you might be shocked at the latest auto technology and safety features being offered to help you stay safe on the road. Auto technology and safety is a big deal…

Summer often means road trips, right? Packing up the car, grabbing your family and heading out on a summer road trip is an annual event for many folks. Summer, however, is one of the most dangerous times to be on the roadways. If you and the family are heading out on a summer road trip,…

When the weather warms up, so do the engines on many motorcycles around Central Ohio. Motorcycle safety is even more important in the summer months, when there are more and more bikes on our roadways. Sharing the road with motorcycles isn’t really all that difficult. There are things we can all do to be more…

According to the Centers for Disease Control, traumatic brain injury accounts for many deaths and disability cases each year. Ranging from mild to severe, traumatic brain injuries (or TBIs) are caused by blows, bumps, jolts or other head injuries that disrupt the normal function of the brain, according to the CDC. Traumatic brain injuries affect…

Columbus, and Ohio in general, is seeing a rise in crashes involving pedestrians. According to a recent news report by WSYX, there have been four fatal pedestrian crashes so far in 2017 in Columbus. In all of 2016, 21 people were killed. Statewide, 139 people were killed in pedestrian crashes – an increase over the…

For riders, spring motorcycle season is a great time of year. Out on the open road, the wind, the sunshine and the freedom. But it can also mean accidents, which can sometimes be deadly. As a rider, you probably know how to stay safe on the road, but you do rely on other motorists. And…

You are out there on the road, driving along when WHAM! You are in a car crash. It’s a shocking and frightening occurrence that – for most of us – doesn’t happen often. It can be hard to know what to do when you are shaken, possibly injured and unprepared. But the fact is, a…

It’s a rite of passage: A teenager gets a driver’s license and experiences some real freedom. But teen car crashes do happen – and at an alarming rate. If you have a teenage driver, you might be wondering about teen car crashes and how to prevent them – or at least talk to your child…

It’s almost that time of year again: Motorcycle season! If you love riding a motorcycle – or you are planning to get one in 2017 – you might be wondering if you need motorcycle insurance. The answer, in Ohio, is simple: YES you need motorcycle insurance! But why do you need it? That answer is…

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